Wednesday, April 08, 2009

In front of the children?

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that while Bush’s AIDS initiative in Africa (PEPFAR) reduced the numbers of people dying from AIDS by 10% 2003-07 (compared to non-PEPFAR African countries), averting 1.2 million deaths, at a cost of $2,450 each. Hurrah. The bad news, however, is that it did nothing at all to decrease the number of people who became infected with HIV. So can we stop wasting 1/3 of the PEPFAR funds on worthless abstinence-only programs already?

So this year the White House is inviting gay families and their children to the White House Easter Egg Roll. Must... resist... double... entendre.........

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